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From Michael McCandless <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: Term Limit?
Date Sat, 04 Apr 2009 12:22:40 GMT
Correct, and, not that I know of.

Mike

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 7:55 AM, Murat Yakici
<Murat.Yakici@cis.strath.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> I assume the total number of documents that you can index is also limited
> by Java max int. Is this correct? Is there any way to index documents
> beyond this number in a single index?
>
> Murat
>
>
>> I tentatively think you are correct: the file format itself does not
>> impose this limitation.
>>
>> But in a least a couple places internally, Lucene uses a java int to
>> hold the term number, which is actually a limit of 2,147,483,648
>> terms.  I'll update fileformats.html for 2.9.
>
>
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 2:56 AM, deminix <deminix@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> http://lucene.apache.org/java/2_4_1/fileformats.html
>>>
>>> The file format page at the bottom cites that there is a 32 bit limit to
>>> term numbers.  I fail to see where in the file formats documentation
>>> that is
>>> actually true.  Is the bottom of the page simply out of date?  I'm also
>>> wondering whether the code may be a limiting factor even if the file
>>> formats
>>> are ok.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>
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